In the winter your skin and hair become dry and dull. Use bath additive that help rehydrate dry skin. But many commercial bath additives used as bath treatments for dry skin may contain fragrances, colors, and artificial perfumes that can even do the opposite and dry your skin. Mix yourself the best natural ingredients.
How to make a homemade bath additive for dry skin?
Homemade bath additive recipe for dry skin
1. A cup olive oil (or sunflower oil, safflower oil)
2. Two cups of milk or cream
3. Ten drops of any essential oil such as lavender oil. Lavender oil is well known for its relaxing qualities.
Pour all ingredients into the warm bath water and enjoy your bath. This bath additive is also recommended for people with very sensitive skin.
You can easily remove old stains from clothes with the help of lemon juice. Lemon juice is especially good for light fabrics. Apply some lemon juice on the stain and hang out your clothes to the direct sunlight. Direct sunlight boosts bleaching action.The UV rays help the citric acid in the lemon juice to enhance the stain removal. Then wash the clothes as usual.
Let’s make an experiment. Take an item with an old stain.
Apply some lemon juice on the stain. We used concentrated lemon juice for baking. Rub the stain softly with a brush or an old toothbrush.
Hang out your clothes on the direct sunlight for 20-25 minutes. Be sure that the sunlight hits the stain directly.
Then wash as usual and dry.
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If a bath towel got crispy and rough after washing, you need to soften it. In order to soften a bath towel, soak it in hot water with some salt after washing. Then rinse.
You can do several things to keep your bath towels soft and fluffy. Apply these tips.
- Wash bath towels in very hot water using baking soda, vinegar or borax within or instead of detergent. It will soften the bath towels naturally and remove any leftover detergent.
- While washing bath towels in the washing machine don’t use fabric softeners. The fibers of the material get clogged with the softener.
- Use extra rinse cycle in the washing machine to get rid of any leftover detergent.
- Don’t dry towels in the direct sunlight. The towels can get crispy.
- While being dried on a clothesline, the towels can also get stiff. To reduce this shake the towels out before and after you hang them up.
Soak the item in milk for 30 minutes and then rinse it with warm soapy water. Apply lemon juice on the stain and let it sit out in the sun until it dried. Then wash as usual.
The following tips are for stubborn mildew stains on fabric. Make the mixture of 1 teaspoon of ammonia and 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide for 1 glass of water. Cover stubborn mildew stains on fabric with this mixture and let it sit out for 10 minutes. Afterwards wash the item with hot water.
To protect ornamental, strass or wooden buttons, when washing wrap each button with aluminum foil and tie tightly at the bottom. Instead of foil you can also use a piece plastic bag.
Always turn your clothes inside out before washing. Wash delicate clothes in a special washing bag or pillowcase.
You can remove rust stains from colored clothes with a mixture of glycerol and grated soap. Rub the soap on a small plate and add equal parts of water and glycerol. Mix all the components together to get a paste. Rub the stain with this mixture and leave it overnight. Then wash and rinse the clothing with warm water. Do not dry in the dryer, allow clothing to air dry.
When removing rust stains DO NOT use chlorine bleach, it reacts with rust and provides discoloration or leaves holes on clothes.
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Natural sheepskin rugs or Lambskin rugs are not only a stylish accessory for interior, but it is also a very useful thing for sleeping, playing and traveling all the year round.
Natural sheepskin rugs are perfect for babies. They keep babies warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Sheepskins are extremely breathable. The air flows through and around wool, so the baby, sleeping on the sheepskin, feels himself comfortable. Natural wool provides natural air circulation, which protects the baby’s skin from sweating and drying out.
Attention! Sleeping a newborn on a natural sheepskin rug is recommended on the back only.
The sheepskins have a natural self-cleaning capacity. Do not wash them often. Hang out a sheepskin in the fresh air to clean naturally and brush it regularly.
After air drying on a sunny or frosty day, laundry gets the sweet fresh smell. Clothing, fabrics and linen are easier to iron when they are dried outside. Otherwise, direct sunlight can fade bright clothing and bleach colored one.
- Turn colored and white laundry inside out before hanging, and avoid direct sunlight, hang in shaded area.
- Read labels. Do not dry pullovers and shirts if the care label says “dry flat” on the clothesline.
- Clothesline drying saves money and is energy efficient. You can save up to $80 per year.
When a bottle of shampoo runs out, don’t throw it away. Put an empty shampoo bottle in the washing machine. Like a softener, the rest of shampoo makes the clothes soft and has a nice scent.
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Modern soaps or detergents are very effective. 30-40 ° C for washing colored items is enough. If you reduce the washing temperature from 60 ° C to 40 ° C for laundry, you can save up to 50% energy.